SOURCE: Unilever PLC

May 16, 2008 09:00 ET

Unilever Employees Spearhead Volunteer Day on Statue of Liberty National Monument - Ellis Island

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 16, 2008) - Unilever (NYSE: UL) (NYSE: UN), one of the world's largest consumer products companies, proudly announced today that on Saturday, May 17th more than 500 registered Unilever volunteers and local community members are expected to participate in a volunteer day on Statue of Liberty National Monument - Ellis Island with activities on Ellis and Liberty Islands. As part of the 21-event National Parks America Tour, this is the fourth consecutive year that the Tour and Unilever employees will be participating in a full day of community service at the site.

The tour -- sponsored by Unilever, in cooperation with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the National Park Foundation and Take Pride in America -- engages Unilever employees and citizens of all ages, including local Boys & Girls Clubs, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and local high school students in volunteer "service-to-the-land" projects to help protect and preserve America's National Parks. The Ellis and Liberty Island activities will include park beautification, infrastructure enhancements, and overall park maintenance.

"Unilever is thrilled to return to historic Ellis Island, which continues to be a touchstone in so many of our families' history and lives," said Kevin Havelock, president, Unilever U.S. "Our employees continue to make a measurable difference in the community by supporting local organizations in communities where we live and work."

The day will conclude with The Great American Picnic, a lunch hosted by several Unilever brands.

The event is open to volunteers of all ages who want to revitalize one of America's National Parks. To register, please visit www.nationalparksamerica.com.

Since 1999, the National Parks America Tour, led by Unilever, has donated more than 280,000 volunteer manpower hours to the National Park Service resulting in an in-kind donation of $4.75 million.

Editor's Note:

For more information about Unilever's community initiatives, please visit: http://www.unileverusa.com/ourvalues/environmentandsociety/nationalparksprogram/

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